Since its inception as Ford’s first all-electric F-150 truck, the F-150 Lightning platform aimed to introduce efficient electric mobility to the pickup truck sector and some of the professions that rely on them. Max Rastelli, the enterprising owner of HFX e-Scooters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has taken his commitment to alternative mobility solutions to new heights. Since founding his business in 2019, Rastelli, a longtime Ford F-150 owner, eagerly awaited the start of an electric version. His enthusiasm for electric vehicles (EVs) aligned perfectly with his need for a reliable truck to support his growing business and active lifestyle.
In 2021, when Ford unveiled the electric F-150 Lightning, Rastelli didn’t hesitate to place a deposit. October 2022 marked a milestone for him as he took delivery of his F-150 Lightning. Rastelli was keen to demonstrate to Halifax residents that the future of mobility is electric, not only through his e-Scooters but also via his truck. Initially, HFX e-Scooters faced challenges with charging logistics, as the central hub in Halifax lacked the capacity to charge all the scooter batteries simultaneously. The introduction of swappable, rechargeable batteries in 2021 was a step forward, yet daily charging at the hub still presented constraints.
The game-changer came with the F-150 Lightning and its 9.6kW of Pro Power Onboard exportable power. This feature enabled Rastelli to charge multiple e-Scooter batteries simultaneously in his truck, effectively eliminating the reliance on a central charging hub. This strategic use of the F-150 Lightning streamlined operations and substantially reduced e-Scooter downtime, making HFX e-Scooters more efficient and responsive to customer needs. Rastelli’s innovative approach highlights how businesses can leverage electric vehicles to enhance operational efficiency and champion sustainable mobility. View all Ford F-150 Lightning examples currently for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.